Saturday, November 12, 2005


Recruiting email

Somebody from Yahoo! almost tried hiring Matt Cutts, the Goohle anti-seo specialist (or pro-seo, depending on the point of view).

I’m taking a stab at clearing out my inbox tonight. I got a recruiting email from Yahoo yesterday, but they were trying to reach a different Matt:


I found your name on and I wanted to reach out to you to see
if you would be interested in exploring opportunities with Yahoo in New York
(or Chicago). I am working on a couple of roles that you may be a fit for
and I would like to know if you are interested in learning about the

How should I reply?

Hi, you have the wrong Matt. No offense, but I don’t think I’ll refer you to the right one. :)

or maybe

Jeff, shall we discuss this over lunch sometime to talk? You can meet me at the plex.

Hmm. There’s the tried and true

I nofollow you!

Maybe I’ll just delete it and get back to clearing out the ol’ inbox.

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